How Do You Tint The Tips Of Roses?

Decorating By Cookie66 Updated 28 Mar 2009 , 8:05pm by T-Bird

Cookie66 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 4:40pm
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I am making a cake with white gum paste roses and the girl I am making it for wants the tips of the roses tinted. How would you recommend doing this? I haven't done this before and any help would be really appreciated.



9 replies
Vylette Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 4:51pm
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brush the tips carefully with some colored petal dust?

kakeladi Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:18pm
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Yes, what she ^^^^ said is the best wayicon_smile.gif

Niliquely Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:24pm
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I did that on my valentine's day cake (check it out in my gallery) - they were white gumpaste roses tipped purple. I made paint out of vodka and food coloring and lightly brushed it along the tips of the dried roses using a very fine brush. HTH!

solascakes Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:37pm
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I'm sure you can just brush some colour on.

bakingatthebeach Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:43pm
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You can use non toxic chalk also, thats what I used for my orchids. It was cheap (got a whole bunch of different colors for about $4 where the paints are sold at Michaels), just used a sm grater and shaved it and it worked really well.

robinscakes Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 5:55pm
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I usually use the dry dust and brush it on. It's quick and easy. You can steam the flowers quickly for the color to brighten, too. Just a few seconds over a kettle of boiling water.

dogluvr Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:17pm
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yes, steaming will also help keep the color sealed in

bakingatthebeach Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:55pm
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Yep, I use my tea kettle because the steam shoots up in a stream and its easy to put the flower around in it.

T-Bird Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 8:05pm
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I did that once before I had much experience and I just used the Wilton spray color and lightly sprayed the tips of the roses. I had yellow roses and used the red color which gave a nice orange/red effect. I guess it would depend on what your going for and what you have available to you. Good luck!

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